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Lorraine Hansberry News

Date Of Birth:
May 19, 1930
Date Of Death:
January 12, 1965 (34)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Female
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Photo Flash: The Odyssey Presents SUNSET BABYPhoto Flash: The Odyssey Presents SUNSET BABY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter and her drug-dealing boyfriend in a powerful story of family and activism. The West Coast premiere of Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby opens on April 25 at the Odyssey Theatre. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Oedpius. The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines' Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater's Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried. ERT's production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op's Steel Magnolias - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere. Performances will run June 18 - July 19, 2015 with an official press opening on Saturday, June 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre to Launch 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays Next MonthEnsemble Studio Theatre to Launch 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon of One-Act Plays, the original festival of its kind, returns for its 35th incarnation Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00pm at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street.  (more...)

47th Annual KCACTF National Festival Awardees Announced47th Annual KCACTF National Festival Awardees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the national awardees of the 47th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which was held April 13-18, 2015. (more...)

Selina Fillinger Wins 2015 Judith Barlow Prize; Kathleen Chalfant to Direct Play Reading, 5/3Selina Fillinger Wins 2015 Judith Barlow Prize; Kathleen Chalfant to Direct Play Reading, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE, a coalition of theatre professionals, announced the winner of the 1st annual Judith Barlow Prize is Selina Fillinger, a student at Northwestern University, who wrote a one-act play inspired by Sophie Treadwell's play Machinal. Ms. Fillinger will receive $2,500, a trip to New York City and a staged reading of her play on Sunday, May 3rd at 3 pm at Helen Mills Theater, 139 West 26th Street, NYC. Award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will direct the reading which is free and open to the public. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK to Open 4/17 at City TheatreCLYBOURNE PARK to Open 4/17 at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

St. Petersburg City Theatre continues its 90th Mainstage Season, presented by Raymond James, with the Tony Award and Pulitzer-Prize winning CLYBOURNE PARK, written by Bruce Norris. Opening night is April 17, 2015 and the production runs through May 3, 2015. There is a talk-back planned on April 19 following the performance. (more...)

Rep Stage to Close 2014-15 Season with SUNSET BABYRep Stage to Close 2014-15 Season with SUNSET BABY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), ends its 22nd season with Dominique Morisseau's "Sunset Baby," directed by Joseph Ritsch, Rep Stage's co-producing artistic director. When a young woman's father, a former black revolutionary, reappears to obtain a piece of her deceased mother's legacy, he discovers that fatherhood might be the most challenging revolution of all. (more...)

Possum Point Players Accepting Applications for Directors  for 2016 Main Stage Season Through 4/16Possum Point Players Accepting Applications for Directors for 2016 Main Stage Season Through 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The shows Harvey, Moon over the Brewery, A Raisin in the Sun, Into the Woods and Miracle on 34th Street will be main stage for Possum Point Players for 2016. The Players are looking for directors. (more...)

KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins Friday, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hattiloo's KING HEDLEY II Gets the Royal TreatmentBWW Reviews: Hattiloo's KING HEDLEY II Gets the Royal Treatment
by Joseph Baker - Mar 20, 2015

KING HEDLEY II Provides Powerful Theatre at Hattiloo (more...)

Tonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast SetTonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with the world premiere of her most personal project to date-the fierce comedy-drama The Blood Quilt. Hall is an inaugural resident playwright of Arena Stage's American Voices New Play Institute, and The Blood Quilt is one of three plays from Hall receiving world premieres around the country this season. Hall reunites with director and Howard University alumna Kamilah Forbes (artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival) following their Broadway collaboration on The Mountaintop. The Blood Quilt runs April 24-June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP, 3/31-4/26Geva Theatre Center to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP, 3/31-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Geva Theatre Center presents The Mountaintop - a soul-stirring reimagining of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last night on earth by playwright Katori Hall, directed by Skip Greer. The Mountaintop begins performances March 31, opens April 4 (the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination), and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through April 26. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE COLORED MUSEUM Celebrates and Skewers Black HistoryBWW REVIEW: THE COLORED MUSEUM Celebrates and Skewers Black History
by Jan Nargi - Mar 17, 2015

It feels like it could have been written yesterday, but THE COLORED MUSEUM, now in a rollicking revival at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Mass., was actually first produced in 1986. Written by the estimable Broadway playwright and director George C. Wolfe (Jelly's Last Jam, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches) and directed here with great panache by Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), this scathing "black black comedy" marches through 300 years of African American history by way of 11 funny but also penetrating living vignettes. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company to Present DEATH OF A SALESMAN, 4/1-26San Jose Stage Company to Present DEATH OF A SALESMAN, 4/1-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

San Jose Stage Company presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning American classic, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To BroadwayFLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 13, 2015

Today we are celebrating this week's hot news of Audra McDonald's big Broadway return next season! (more...)

Executive Director Ellen Richard to Exit A.C.T.Executive Director Ellen Richard to Exit A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Ellen Richard, Executive Director of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization after five years at the helm. Richard will depart in spring 2015. (more...)

SUNSET BABY Opens 4/18 at Odyssey TheatreSUNSET BABY Opens 4/18 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter and her drug-dealing boyfriend in a powerful story of family and activism, revolution and estrangement. The West Coast premiere of Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby opens on April 18 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Breaks Ground On BroadwayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Breaks Ground On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 12, 2015

Today we are revisiting a groundbreaking play that premiered this week in 1959. (more...)

Akhtar's DISGRACED, Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAkhtar's DISGRACED, Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces the wide range of stories and voices that comprise Goodman Theatre's upcoming 2015/2016 Season-a 'Big-Bold-Brilliant' line-up beginning September 2015. (more...)

Jane Fonda and More Set for L.A. Theatre Works' 40th Anniversary Gala This MonthJane Fonda and More Set for L.A. Theatre Works' 40th Anniversary Gala This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th Anniversary and honors Geoffrey Cowan, President of The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and University Professor at the University of Southern California and the L.A. Theatre Works Company of Artists. (more...)

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